Men’s Tennis Sweeps Two GNAC Opponents

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The Ramapo College men’s tennis team earned two shutout GNAC victories. The first victory was over Albertus Magnus 9-0 in Mahwah. The second victory came from Rutgers-Newark, 9-0 on the road. With the two victories, the Roadrunners improve to 11-2 overall and 2-0 in the GNAC.

The first match ended with Ramapo going undefeated. In the singles competition, Jeremy Rosen defeated Peter Zacharias 6-4, 6-0. Mike Abelev defeated Cerrone Bell 6-1, 6-1. Matt Goldstein defeated Mathew Mezzei 6-0, 6-2. Adam Petrovics defeated Daniel Constantinidi 6-0, 6-4. Matt Talmage defeated Steven Woodfield 6-1, 6-2. Philip Fuster defeated Gabriel Perez 6-0, 6-1.

The Roadrunners also swept the doubles competition. Rose and Abelev defeated Peter Zacharias and Mathew Mezzei 8-1. Goldstein and Petrovics defeated Cerrone Bell and Daniel Constantinidi 8-2. Talmage and Fuster defeated Steven Woodfield and Ahmed Abdulateef 8-6.

During the Roadrunners’ second match of the day, Ramapo went undefeated against Rutgers-Newark. During the singles portion of the match, Willen Feygin defeated Ray Fan 6-2, 6-2. Abelev defeated Richard Nguyen 6-0, 6-0. Goldstein defeated Nadeem Hilal 6-2, 6-3. Petrovics defeated Joe Codomo 6-0, 6-4. Talmage defeated Stanley Wu 8-5. Fuster defeated Raheel Khawaja 6-4, 7-5.

Abelev and Feygin defeated Nadeem Hilal and Ray Fan 8-0. Adam Petrovics and Matt Goldstein defeated Stanley Wu and Joe Codomo 8-5. Fuster and Talmage defeated Benjamin Lioue and Richard Nguyen 8-6.

With the season quickly coming to a close, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament approaches. 

The Roadrunners look to clinch their third straight conference title under head coach Raza Baig. Ramapo is currently undefeated in the GNAC, sitting at 2-0. 

Their final GNAC matchup of the season will be against Rutgers-Camden on Saturday.

Last season saw many firsts for the Roadrunners. The team won back-to-back GNAC conference titles for the first time in program history. They also were the league’s first ever NCAA-qualifier.

Ramapo currently sits in first place in the GNAC South Division, with Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden tied for second. Albertus Magnus sits fourth. 

The Roadrunners are heavy favorites to win the South Division. Johnson and Wales are currently leading the North Division, with Norwich and Suffolk tied for second. The winner of the North and South Division matches will move onto to the final, where the champions from both divisions will play for the title.

The Roadrunners return to action on Saturday when they take on GNAC rival Rutgers-Camden.